CR Digital Archive

May 2016


Cover Worthy: 80 Years of Consumer Reports Magazine
These notable covers, highlight our eight decades of championing consumer rights
A Safer Food Future, Now
During our 80th-anniversary year, Consumer Reports is introducing a series of provocative opinion essays by leading thinkers on urgent consumer issues. We hope you’ll join the conversation with us.
Food Fights, Fouls & Victories
Consumer Reports has long been committed to creating a safer marketplace for food consumers


Is Pet Insurance Worth the Cost?
Like medical coverage for people, pet insurance policies are complicated. Here’s what we found when we analyzed the coverage from three health insurers.
Reforms Come to Reverse Mortgages
New rules may protect borrowers against some potential perils. But when do the risks outweigh the rewards?

Product Updates

Ordering Flowers Online: Do the Pictures Match What You Get?
Using an online flower-delivery service this Mother’s Day? Consumer Reports puts the process through its paces.
How to Keep Flowers Fresh
7 pro tips to make your cut flowers last longer
Improve Your Landscape Without All the Work
The grass is greener when you cut higher, water smarter, and choose the right equipment

Road Report

2016 Lincoln MKX Review
This redesigned luxury midsized SUV hits the mark
2016 BMW 750i Review
This ultraluxury sedan brings class in the fast lane
2016 Lexus RX 350, RX 450h Review
These cars offer new styling for luxury-SUV lovers
2016 Honda Civic Review
This redesigned small sedan teaches a Civics lesson
Will Self-Driving Cars Make Our Roads Safer?
In the future, autonomous technology has the potential to drastically reduce, or possibly even eliminate, crashes
The State of the Self-Driving Car
Are self-driving cars safe, legal, or even desirable? We answer your questions.
Can I Buy a Self-Driving Car Right Now?
Will Automotive Technology Allow My Car to Chauffeur Me?
Are Self-Driving Cars Even Legal?
When Will Fully Autonomous Cars Become a Reality?


Building a Better World, Together
Join with us to make a safer, healthier marketplace
From Our President: We’ve Got You Covered
Consumers should have access to information regarding doctors on probation for misconduct; Consumer Reports celebrates its 80th anniversary
Selling It
Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers

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